ตัว

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See also: ตั๋ว

Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Old Khmer tw (body; person; self); Modern Khmer តួ (tuŏ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemic ตัว
t ạ w
Paiboon dtuua
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /tua̯˧/

Classifier[edit]

ตัว (dtuua)

  1. Classifier for animals and certain objects. all nouns using this classifier

Usage notes[edit]

  • The classifier may be applied to humans colloquially, humorously, sarcastically, or derogatorily. But this is generally deemed offensive.

Noun[edit]

ตัว (dtuua)

  1. self.
  2. form.
  3. body.

Pronoun[edit]

ตัว (dtuua)

  1. self.
  2. (informal) a second person pronoun, used to address a person of equal or lower status.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In childish usage, the second person pronoun is used with the first person pronoun เขา (kǎo).